Independent Learning Association Conference (ILAC) 2012


Very Early Bird registration has closed.  Early Bird registration is now available.
All fees are in $NZ and include GST (15%).


Very Early Bird

Early Bird


Full conference registration




Day conference registration




Student conference registration




Very Early Bird registration closes on Sunday 17 June 2012.
Early Bird registration closes Friday 27 July 2012.

Full conference registration includes all conference sessions held on Thursday 30 August till Sunday 2 September 2012, morning teas, lunches, afternoon teas, the Welcome Function, and entry to the ILA Trade Exhibition.

Day conference registration includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, as well as all conference sessions held on the day chosen.

Social Programme
The Welcome Function will be held on Thursday 30 August at 5.00pm in the Trade Exhibition area at Rutherford House.  Tickets are available for purchase for Day delegates as well as colleagues and partners. Additional tickets cost $30 incl GST.
A showcase of New Zealand wine & cheese evening took place on Friday 31 August from 6.00 - 7.30pm in the Hunter Common Room, Hunter Building, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University. This was a great opportunity to network with other conference delegates and make new connections.

Tickets to this event are $30 incl GST.  Registration for this is available via the online registration system.

The wines were supplied by Glengarry Wines:
  • Te Pa Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  • Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Nga Waka Chardonnay 2011
  • Burton Rd Chardonnay 2010
  • Nga Waka Pinot Noir 2010
  • Rockburn Pinot Noir 2010
  • Rua Pinot Noir 2011
  • Three Paddles Pinot Noir 2011
The cheese selection included:
  • Talbot Forest CanterBrie
  • Kapiti Aorangi Traditional Brie
  • Kapiti Kikorangi
  • Karikaas Leyden Young (with the seeds)
  • Gouda

The Conference Dinner
will be held on Saturday 1 September from 5.30pm at Pencarrow Lodge. 
The Conference Dinner is NOT included in any registration fee.  Tickets to the dinner are $95 incl GST.  Tickets can be purchased for you and your friends, family and colleagues via the online registration system.

Delegates are required to meet in the ground floor of Rutherford House at 4.00pm, where we will walk as a group to the ferry.  The ferry will depart at 4.30pm sharp.  Buses will depart Pencarrow Lodge after dinner at 8.30pm and again at 9.30pm and return to Wellington city.

Pre-conference Workshops

Thursday 30 August, 12.30 – 3.30pm

Victoria University of Wellington
Pre-Conference Workshops, presented by keynote speakers and other recognised specialists, are available in addition to the conference. These are held concurrently, and each costs $100 to attend (not included in any registration fee).  The Workshop fee includes afternoon tea and entrance to the Welcome Function.
Spaces are limited and are allocated on a first in basis, when selected with your online conference registration.
Please click here for further information on each workshop.
Visits to New Zealand independent learning centres
If you would like some help to arrange visits to self-access centres while you are in New Zealand, you are very welcome to contact for the South Island or for the North Island.

Come and join us for an exciting visit at Victoria’s Language Learning Centre. As part of the university’s Library, the Centre supports four language schools and the twelve languages taught at Victoria along with linguistics and TESOL. Our two computer classrooms and fully equipped self-access lab offer exciting opportunities for extensive listening and speaking while connecting to the wider language communities out there. Our little library offers space for quiet study with reference books and magazines and multimedia periodicals. Come and hear about our events and services for students and staff to inspire excellence in language learning and teaching.  Please contact Edith Paillat for further information.

Delegate registration cancellation policy
All registration cancellations are subject to a $100.00 administration fee.  If payment has not been made, the administration fee will be charged.  If payment has been made, a refund of the balance will be given provided written notification is received prior to 5 pm, Monday 30 July 2012.  After this date, refunds will only be made at the discretion of the organising committee.  Substitutions will be accepted, but should be notified in writing to the conference organiser Paardekooper and Associates.